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*** Rayna at the end of "Requiem For Methusaleth."
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], [[spoiler:Professor Edwin Bracewell's]] hand gets shot off by a Dalek, revealing [[spoiler:him to be a robotic creation of theirs, so that in turn the Daleks have proof that Bracewell "created" them. [[WhyAmITicking They also made him]] [[MadeOfExplodium a bomb]].

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], [[spoiler:Professor Edwin Bracewell's]] hand gets shot off by a Dalek, revealing [[spoiler:him to be a robotic creation of theirs, so that in turn the Daleks would have proof that Bracewell "created" them. them.]] [[WhyAmITicking They also made him]] [[MadeOfExplodium a bomb]].
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* A few times in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': A few times in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':times, the phony monster the gang was called to investigate was revealed to be some sort of robot.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' the hero's camping trip is interrupted constantly by [[BearsAreBadNews a rather aggressive bear]]; when it becomes truly violent, Darkwing uses his flamethrowing gas gun on it, burning off its fur and revealing it to be a robot built by F.O.W.L.

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* In one Happened in the ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Planet of the Lost", where the episode's villain Flint is crushed under a pile of rubble and then emerges from the wreckage with parts of his artificial skin peeled off, exposing his robotic interior.
* In the
''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Bearskin Thug", the hero's camping trip is interrupted constantly by [[BearsAreBadNews a rather aggressive bear]]; when it becomes truly violent, Darkwing uses his flamethrowing gas gun on it, burning off its fur and revealing it to be a robot built by F.O.W.L.
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-->'''Masters:''' He's a ''recording!''
-->'''Kropotkin:''' It's like a visit with Abe Lincoln at Disneyland!

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-->'''Masters:''' He's a ''recording!''
-->'''Kropotkin:'''
''recording!''\\
'''Kropotkin:'''
It's like a visit with Abe Lincoln at Disneyland!



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* ''Series/RedDwarf''. in "Out of Time", Lister gets his arm cut, revealing mechanical parts. Not only mechanical, but of a model inferior to Kryten, which means Kryten technically outranks him! The whole thing is then beautifully subverted when [[spoiler: it turns out that Lister's mechanical "nature" is the result of Starbug having hit an "unreality pocket", turning Kryten briefly into a gibbering idiot as he attempts to apologize for his mis-step]].
* Franchise/StarTrek
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
*** Dr. Roger Korby at the end of the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of".
*** And Norman at the start of "I, Mudd".
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
*** In the episode "Thine Own Self", Data is amnesiac because of (nonvisible) damage, and has gone native. An injury shows the circuitry under his skin, much to the shock of all (Data himself included).
*** The episode when Data's creator's wife shows up, and while she's down on the planet she falls and turns out to be an android herself.
* There was a ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode where this was combined with a TomatoInTheMirror, Jack [[spoiler: or rather his robotic copy]] goes in for a medical exam, the doc can't detect a heartbeat, the blood she draws comes out milky-white, and eventually he takes a scalpel to his own arm and uncovers pistons and wires. And a sequel to this episode: One of the villain's followers started doubting his godhood because said "god" looked surprised after killing an android.
* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': Detective Farve is revealed to be inhuman when he regenerates his arms' skin after having it burnt/melted by high voltage cables. He then explains that he's an Alpha android, a prototype {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} using WetwareCPU.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' had an episode where the [[CousinOliver Blue Ranger Justin]] suspects that the other four Rangers have been replaced by robots. As it turns out, he's right. [[spoiler:The real sting? [[TomatoInTheMirror Justin HIMSELF is revealed to be a robot like them]], when the real Justin shows up to deactivate him.]]
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', new cadet Sophie is discovered to be a robot when the Rangers walk in on her repairing the circuitry in her arm.
** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'': [[spoiler:Red Ranger Mack is revealed to be a robot built by his "father" after a computer virus that infects the Rangers' base afflicts him as well, and he's forced to be taken off-line and disassembled to get at the problem]]. Needless to say, he wasn't very happy about it.
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' [[spoiler:inverts this. Tenaya 7 is convinced she is a machine, until a cut in a fight reveals she bleeds. The camera angles play with this trope, mimicking its straight use and treating the blood as if it was the tell-tale sparking wires. In fact, the straight usage had happened earlier in the same episode to a part of her body that ''was'' mechanical, though it was likely to emphasize that she did have robot parts]]. There's also the finale, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:around half of the citizens in Corinth are sleeper agent cyborgs, and Venjix is just about to activate them]].
* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}''
** In the episode "Ted", Buffy accidentally 'kills' his mother's boyfriend Ted only for him to come back from the dead without fangs. So Buffy hits him again, this time with an iron skillet, and we get a FacialHorror reveal.
** We know that the Buffybot is a robot, but it's revealed to a vampire after he injures her, revealing electronic parts (and causing her to bang into walls). Likewise when Glory knocks the Buffybot's head off.
--->'''Glory:''' ''(confused)'' The Slayer's a robot? Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?
** Unnecessary for April in "I Was Made to Love You". Her behavior makes it perfectly clear to everyone that she's a robot. Which makes it EverybodyKnewAlready when her creator Warren tells Buffy something she "couldn't possibly know".
* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Lineage", after Wesley kills [[spoiler: his father]], the latter is revealed as a robotic replica.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/RedDwarf''. in "Out of Time", Lister gets his arm cut, revealing mechanical parts. Not only mechanical, but of a model inferior to Kryten, which means Kryten technically outranks him! The whole thing is then beautifully subverted when [[spoiler: it turns out that Lister's mechanical "nature" is the result of Starbug having hit an "unreality pocket", turning Kryten briefly into a gibbering idiot as he attempts to apologize for his mis-step]].
* Franchise/StarTrek
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
*** Dr. Roger Korby at the end of the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of".
*** And Norman at the start of "I, Mudd".
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
*** In the episode "Thine Own Self", Data is amnesiac because of (nonvisible) damage, and has gone native. An injury shows the circuitry under his skin, much to the shock of all (Data himself included).
*** The episode when Data's creator's wife shows up, and while she's down on the planet she falls and turns out to be an android herself.
* There was a ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode where this was combined with a TomatoInTheMirror, Jack [[spoiler: or rather his robotic copy]] goes in for a medical exam, the doc can't detect a heartbeat, the blood she draws comes out milky-white, and eventually he takes a scalpel to his own arm and uncovers pistons and wires. And a sequel to this episode: One of the villain's followers started doubting his godhood because said "god" looked surprised after killing an android.
* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': Detective Farve is revealed to be inhuman when he regenerates his arms' skin after having it burnt/melted by high voltage cables. He then explains that he's an Alpha android, a prototype {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} using WetwareCPU.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' had an episode where the [[CousinOliver Blue Ranger Justin]] suspects that the other four Rangers have been replaced by robots. As it turns out, he's right. [[spoiler:The real sting? [[TomatoInTheMirror Justin HIMSELF is revealed to be a robot like them]], when the real Justin shows up to deactivate him.]]
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', new cadet Sophie is discovered to be a robot when the Rangers walk in on her repairing the circuitry in her arm.
** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'': [[spoiler:Red Ranger Mack is revealed to be a robot built by his "father" after a computer virus that infects the Rangers' base afflicts him as well, and he's forced to be taken off-line and disassembled to get at the problem]]. Needless to say, he wasn't very happy about it.
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' [[spoiler:inverts this. Tenaya 7 is convinced she is a machine, until a cut in a fight reveals she bleeds. The camera angles play with this trope, mimicking its straight use and treating the blood as if it was the tell-tale sparking wires. In fact, the straight usage had happened earlier in the same episode to a part of her body that ''was'' mechanical, though it was likely to emphasize that she did have robot parts]]. There's also the finale, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:around half of the citizens in Corinth are sleeper agent cyborgs, and Venjix is just about to activate them]].
* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}''
** In the episode "Ted", Buffy accidentally 'kills' his mother's boyfriend Ted only for him to come back from the dead without fangs. So Buffy hits him again, this time with an iron skillet, and we get a FacialHorror reveal.
** We know that the Buffybot is a robot, but it's revealed to a vampire after he injures her, revealing electronic parts (and causing her to bang into walls). Likewise when Glory knocks the Buffybot's head off.
--->'''Glory:''' ''(confused)'' The Slayer's a robot? Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?
** Unnecessary for April in "I Was Made to Love You". Her behavior makes it perfectly clear to everyone that she's a robot. Which makes it EverybodyKnewAlready when her creator Warren tells Buffy something she "couldn't possibly know".
* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Lineage", after Wesley kills [[spoiler: his father]], the latter is revealed as a robotic replica.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion The Android Invasion]]". Sarah Jane Smith's face comes off to reveal that she's been replaced by a robot.
** In "Victory Of The Daleks", [[spoiler:Professor Edwin Bracewell's]] hand gets shot off by a Dalek, revealing [[spoiler:him to be a robotic creation of theirs, so that in turn the Daleks have proof that Bracewell 'created' them. [[WhyAmITicking They also made him]] [[MadeOfExplodium as an explosive device]]]].
** In "Robot of Sherwood", Myth/RobinHood cuts the arm of one Sheriff's knights during the fight at the archery contest. Inside are gears.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion The Android Invasion]]". Sarah Jane Smith's face comes off to reveal that she's been replaced by a robot.
**
In "Victory Of The Daleks", [[spoiler:Professor Edwin Bracewell's]] hand gets shot off by a Dalek, revealing [[spoiler:him to be the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Lineage", after Wesley kills [[spoiler: his father]], the latter is revealed as a robotic creation of theirs, so that in turn the Daleks have proof that Bracewell 'created' them. [[WhyAmITicking They also made him]] [[MadeOfExplodium as an explosive device]]]].
** In "Robot of Sherwood", Myth/RobinHood cuts the arm of one Sheriff's knights during the fight at the archery contest. Inside are gears.
replica.



** In the first season we also get the fact that their spines glow when "getting intimate". This was dropped in later Seasons (probably because it's pretty stupid and provides a simple "Cylon detector" for humanity).

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** In the first season we also get the fact that their spines glow when "getting intimate". This was dropped in later Seasons seasons (probably because it's pretty stupid and provides a simple "Cylon detector" for humanity).



* 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "The Joker's Last Laugh". Batman realizes there's something strange about a bank teller. He twists the man's nose and the top of his head blows off, revealing springs and other mechanical parts. The teller was actually one of the Joker's android robots.



* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' [[spoiler: Aeryn]] is kidnapped and replaced with a bioloid copy- which is unveiled when Crichton gets wise and shoots her in the head, revealing pulsating organic machinery beneath the ruined face.
** [[spoiler: Sikozu]] reveals herself to be a bioloid as well by rotating her left eye 120 degrees as a signal to another bioloid.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** In the second season premiere, Catherine Weaver seems to be an ordinary CorruptCorporateExecutive who has obtained [[MacGuffin the Turk]] and plans to develop it. Then the head of her company's AI division starts [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults badmouthing her in the men's room]]. As soon as he's alone, a [[BlobMonster liquid-metal type Terminator]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting peels itself off]] the urinal and turns into Catherine Weaver, who kills the man with a [[ShapeshifterWeapon liquid metal finger-poke]] and a BondOneLiner.
-->'''RedShirt:''' God that Weaver bitch pisses me off.
-->''Walks up to the urinal and unzips his pants. Mrs. Weaver emerges, [[{{Pun}} scaring the pants off the Red Shirt]].''
-->'''Mrs. Weaver:''' I'm sorry to hear I piss you off. ''poke'' [[BondOneLiner Believe me, the feeling is mutual.]]
** Cameron has a more subtle way of revealing herself, simply by lighting up the irises of her eyes. In this case, though, she is talking with someone who already knows Terminators exist.
* In a ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode, the lead researcher for developing MechanicalLifeForms wanted to test out a way to transfer a human brain into a robot. He discovered that the procedure was already performed on himself when he was hit by a weapon.
* 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "The Joker's Last Laugh". Batman realizes there's something strange about a bank teller. He twists the man's nose and the top of his head blows off, revealing springs and other mechanical parts. The teller was actually one of the Joker's android robots.

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* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}''
** In the episode "Ted", Buffy accidentally 'kills' his mother's boyfriend Ted only for him to come back from the dead without fangs. So Buffy hits him again, this time with an iron skillet, and we get a FacialHorror reveal.
** We know that the Buffybot is a robot, but it's revealed to a vampire after he injures her, revealing electronic parts (and causing her to bang into walls). Likewise when Glory knocks the Buffybot's head off.
--->'''Glory:''' ''(confused)'' The Slayer's a robot? Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?
** Unnecessary for April in "I Was Made to Love You". Her behavior makes it perfectly clear to everyone that she's a robot. Which makes it EverybodyKnewAlready when her creator Warren tells Buffy something she "couldn't possibly know".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion "The Android Invasion"]]: Sarah Jane Smith's face comes off to reveal that she's been replaced by a robot.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], [[spoiler:Professor Edwin Bracewell's]] hand gets shot off by a Dalek, revealing [[spoiler:him to be a robotic creation of theirs, so that in turn the Daleks have proof that Bracewell "created" them. [[WhyAmITicking They also made him]] [[MadeOfExplodium a bomb]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E3RobotOfSherwood "Robot of Sherwood"]], Myth/RobinHood cuts off the arm of one of the Sheriff's knights during the fight at the archery contest. Inside are gears.
** In the first scene of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]], the Doctor's assistant Nardole walks on-screen sounding ''very'' creaky, and has a bolt fall out of his sleeve when he extends his hand to Bill, which he quickly tries to cover up -- revealing just exactly how the Doctor put him back together after he was reduced to just a head in his [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong first appearance]].
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' [[spoiler: Aeryn]] is kidnapped and replaced with a bioloid copy- copy -- which is unveiled when Crichton gets wise and shoots her in the head, revealing pulsating organic machinery beneath the ruined face.
** [[spoiler: Sikozu]] [[spoiler:Sikozu]] reveals herself to be a bioloid as well by rotating her left eye 120 degrees as a signal to another bioloid.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** In
''Series/GetSmart'' - Hymie the second season premiere, Catherine Weaver seems to be an ordinary CorruptCorporateExecutive who has obtained [[MacGuffin the Turk]] robot was created by a KAOS scientist, and plans to develop it. Then the head of her company's AI division starts [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults badmouthing her in the men's room]]. As soon as he's alone, impersonated a [[BlobMonster liquid-metal type Terminator]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting peels itself off]] the urinal and turns into Catherine Weaver, who kills the man with CONTROL agent at a [[ShapeshifterWeapon liquid metal finger-poke]] and a BondOneLiner.
-->'''RedShirt:''' God that Weaver bitch pisses me off.
-->''Walks up to the urinal and unzips his pants. Mrs. Weaver emerges, [[{{Pun}} scaring the pants off the Red Shirt]].''
-->'''Mrs. Weaver:''' I'm sorry to hear I piss you off. ''poke'' [[BondOneLiner Believe me, the feeling is mutual.]]
** Cameron has a more subtle way of revealing herself, simply by lighting up the irises of her eyes. In this case, though, she is talking with someone who already knows Terminators exist.
* In a ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode, the lead researcher for developing MechanicalLifeForms wanted to test out a way to transfer a human brain into a robot. He discovered that the procedure
function. Max had no idea Hymie was already performed on himself a robot, even when he was hit by a weapon.
* 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "The Joker's Last Laugh". Batman realizes there's something strange about a bank teller. He twists the man's nose and the top of
opened his head blows off, revealing springs and other shirt to show his mechanical parts. The teller works - Max just thought it was actually one of the Joker's android robots.a clever ruse.



* ''Series/GetSmart'' - Hymie the robot was created by a KAOS scientist, and impersonated a CONTROL agent at a function. Max had no idea Hymie was a robot, even when he opened his shirt to show his mechanical works - Max just thought it was a clever ruse.

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* ''Series/GetSmart'' - Hymie ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' had an episode where
the [[CousinOliver Blue Ranger Justin]] suspects that the other four Rangers have been replaced by robots. As it turns out, he's right. [[spoiler:The real sting? [[TomatoInTheMirror Justin HIMSELF is revealed to be a robot like them]], when the real Justin shows up to deactivate him.]]
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', new cadet Sophie is discovered to be a robot when the Rangers walk in on her repairing the circuitry in her arm.
** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'': [[spoiler:Red Ranger Mack is revealed to be a robot built by his "father" after a computer virus that infects the Rangers' base afflicts him as well, and he's forced to be taken off-line and disassembled to get at the problem]]. Needless to say, he wasn't very happy about it.
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' [[spoiler:inverts this. Tenaya 7 is convinced she is a machine, until a cut in a fight reveals she bleeds. The camera angles play with this trope, mimicking its straight use and treating the blood as if it
was created by the tell-tale sparking wires. In fact, the straight usage had happened earlier in the same episode to a KAOS scientist, and impersonated a CONTROL part of her body that ''was'' mechanical, though it was likely to emphasize that she did have robot parts]]. There's also the finale, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:around half of the citizens in Corinth are sleeper agent at a function. Max had no idea Hymie was a robot, even when he opened cyborgs, and Venjix is just about to activate them]].
* ''Series/RedDwarf''. in "Out of Time", Lister gets
his shirt to show his arm cut, revealing mechanical works - Max just thought parts. Not only mechanical, but of a model inferior to Kryten, which means Kryten technically outranks him! The whole thing is then beautifully subverted when [[spoiler: it turns out that Lister's mechanical "nature" is the result of Starbug having hit an "unreality pocket", turning Kryten briefly into a gibbering idiot as he attempts to apologize for his mis-step]].
* In a ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode, the lead researcher for developing MechanicalLifeForms wanted to test out a way to transfer a human brain into a robot. He discovered that the procedure was already performed on himself when he was hit by a weapon.
* There
was a clever ruse.''Series/StargateSG1'' episode where this was combined with a TomatoInTheMirror, Jack [[spoiler: or rather his robotic copy]] goes in for a medical exam, the doc can't detect a heartbeat, the blood she draws comes out milky-white, and eventually he takes a scalpel to his own arm and uncovers pistons and wires. And a sequel to this episode: One of the villain's followers started doubting his godhood because said "god" looked surprised after killing an android.
* Franchise/StarTrek
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
*** Dr. Roger Korby at the end of the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of".
*** And Norman at the start of "I, Mudd".
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
*** In the episode "Thine Own Self", Data is amnesiac because of (nonvisible) damage, and has gone native. An injury shows the circuitry under his skin, much to the shock of all (Data himself included).
*** The episode when Data's creator's wife shows up, and while she's down on the planet she falls and turns out to be an android herself.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** In the second season premiere, Catherine Weaver seems to be an ordinary CorruptCorporateExecutive who has obtained [[MacGuffin the Turk]] and plans to develop it. Then the head of her company's AI division starts [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults badmouthing her in the men's room]]. As soon as he's alone, a [[BlobMonster liquid-metal type Terminator]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting peels itself off]] the urinal and turns into Catherine Weaver, who kills the man with a [[ShapeshifterWeapon liquid metal finger-poke]] and a BondOneLiner.
-->'''RedShirt:''' God that Weaver bitch pisses me off.\\
''Walks up to the urinal and unzips his pants. Mrs. Weaver emerges, [[{{Pun}} scaring the pants off the Red Shirt]].''\\
'''Mrs. Weaver:''' I'm sorry to hear I piss you off. ''poke'' [[BondOneLiner Believe me, the feeling is mutual.]]
** Cameron has a more subtle way of revealing herself, simply by lighting up the irises of her eyes. In this case, though, she is talking with someone who already knows Terminators exist.
* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': Detective Farve is revealed to be inhuman when he regenerates his arms' skin after having it burnt/melted by high voltage cables. He then explains that he's an Alpha android, a prototype {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} using WetwareCPU.



* In the Franchise/WallaceAndGromit short ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'', when Preston is put into the sheep-shearing device, sparks fly, and the RobotDog emerges stripped to the metal.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' the hero's camping trip is interrupted constantly by [[BearsAreBadNews a rather aggressive bear]]; when it becomes truly violent, Darkwing uses his flamethrowing gas gun on it, burning off its fur and revealing it to be a robot built by F.O.W.L.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** In the episode "A Fish Out of Water", Peter tries to catch Daggermouth and when he shoots the fish the metallic insides are revealed. Peter remarks it's amazing that is how we all look on the inside, before being informed that Daggermouth is a robot.
** [[spoiler:Music/MileyCyrus]] in "Hanna Banana".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** PlayedForLaughs with a robotic duplicate of Leela in the first episode of the revival. Everybody except her realized that she was a robotic duplicate, until Nibbler bit a chunk off of her arm, revealing circuitry. She spent the rest of the day screaming. [[spoiler:Also done with a Fry duplicate later that episode.]]
** Double subverted in the earlier episode "Insane in the Mainframe", where the trauma of being committed to a robot asylum eventually causes Fry to believe he is a robot. In the episode's conclusion, bank-robbing robot Roberto stabs Fry, but the knife hits a can of oil he put in his jacket pocket earlier, causing Roberto to believe Fry really is a robot. Moments later, Fry snaps out of it when he sees the blood coming from a cut on his arm.
** Yet another episode has Bender going on a fox hunt, only to be hit by sudden empathy when it's revealed the fox was in fact a robot. As were the hounds. And the horses. [[spoiler:And, at the end of the episode, the head hunter.]]
* In the Franchise/WallaceAndGromit short ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'', when Preston is put into ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Leader of the sheep-shearing device, sparks fly, Pack", Xanatos breaks the Pack out of jail. During an epic fight on board an oil tanker, [[EvilDetectingDog Bronx]] tears off half of his face, revealing that "Xanatos" is actually the robotic duplicate, Coyote. Of course, the whole point of the exercise was [[spoiler:to get Xanatos' girlfriend Fox a shot at early parole for her actions during the jailbreak at the start of the episode]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye'' featured a mad dollmaker as the VillainOfTheWeek, who uses robot mannequins to rob department stores. When he's eventually caught, the heroes discover they only captured a decoy. He returns for a second run, with mechanical copies of the titular character
and his boss, but this time, they catch him for real. As a matter of fact Creator/HannaBarbera loves this trope for some odd reason, taking it so far, that sometimes, the RobotDog emerges stripped to main villain of the metal.episode turns out to be one. Nobody seems to question where the robot came from or who built it.



* [[spoiler:Sari Sumdac]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', ends up with a chunk of her elbow missing, with Cybertronian circuitry poking out. [[spoiler:This one was just as much a surprise to her as everyone else, except her "father".]]
* Above quote is the titular ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' first encounter with their most common MechaMooks in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 first cartoon series]]. Despite Leonardo actually slicing one, Michelangelo's exclamation seems to imply they had been previously holding back.
** ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', the crossover between the first two TMNT cartoons, has a reveal when the 2003 Turtles learn the 1987 Foot Soldiers are robots.
-->'''2003 Leonardo''': Robots?
-->'''2003 Michelangelo''':''(enthusiastic)'' ''Exploding'' robots.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Inverted in "AWESOME-O" where Cartman's robot disguise (consisting of a couple of cardboard boxes) manages to fool nearly everybody until he gives the game away by farting.
** Also played straight in the "Trapper Keeper" episode.

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* [[spoiler:Sari Sumdac]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', ends up with On ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Zane's odd behavior is revealed in episode 8 to be because he's a chunk "Nindroid" built by his creator to be an artificial son, and his creator turned off his memory of her elbow missing, with Cybertronian circuitry poking out. [[spoiler:This one was just as much his past life right before he died. Him being a surprise to her as everyone else, except her "father".]]
* Above quote is the titular ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' first encounter with their most common MechaMooks in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 first cartoon series]]. Despite Leonardo actually slicing one, Michelangelo's exclamation seems to imply they had been previously holding back.
** ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', the crossover between the first two TMNT cartoons, has a reveal when the 2003 Turtles learn the 1987 Foot Soldiers are robots.
-->'''2003 Leonardo''': Robots?
-->'''2003 Michelangelo''':''(enthusiastic)'' ''Exploding'' robots.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Inverted in "AWESOME-O" where Cartman's
robot disguise (consisting of a couple of cardboard boxes) manages to fool nearly everybody until he gives becomes the game away by farting.
** Also played straight
defining point of his character from then on.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' villain Roach Coach is revealed to be a sentient roach,
in a MobileSuitHuman.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', [[spoiler:Evil Rick, whose [[TheManBehindTheMan Man in Front of
the "Trapper Keeper" episode.Man]] was Evil Morty]].



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' the hero's camping trip is interrupted constantly by [[BearsAreBadNews a rather aggressive bear]]; when it becomes truly violent, Darkwing uses his flamethrowing gas gun on it, burning off its fur and revealing it to be a robot built by F.O.W.L.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye'' featured a mad dollmaker as the VillainOfTheWeek, who uses robot mannequins to rob department stores. When he's eventually caught, the heroes discover they only captured a decoy. He returns for a second run, with mechanical copies of the titular character and his boss, but this time, they catch him for real. As a matter of fact Creator/HannaBarbera loves this trope for some odd reason, taking it so far, that sometimes, the main villain of the episode turns out to be one. Nobody seems to question where the robot came from or who built it.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** PlayedForLaughs with a robotic duplicate of Leela in the first episode of the revival. Everybody except her realized that she was a robotic duplicate, until Nibbler bit a chunk off of her arm, revealing circuitry. She spent the rest of the day screaming. [[spoiler:Also done with a Fry duplicate later that episode.]]
** Double subverted in the earlier episode "Insane in the Mainframe", where the trauma of being committed to a robot asylum eventually causes Fry to believe he is a robot. In the episode's conclusion, bank-robbing robot Roberto stabs Fry, but the knife hits a can of oil he put in his jacket pocket earlier, causing Roberto to believe Fry really is a robot. Moments later, Fry snaps out of it when he sees the blood coming from a cut on his arm.
** Yet another episode has Bender going on a fox hunt, only to be hit by sudden empathy when it's revealed the fox was in fact a robot. As were the hounds. And the horses. [[spoiler:And, at the end of the episode, the head hunter.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Leader of The Pack", Xanatos breaks The Pack out of jail. During an epic fight on board an oil tanker, [[EvilDetectingDog Bronx]] tears off half of his face, revealing that "Xanatos" is actually the robotic duplicate, Coyote. Of course, the whole point of the exercise was [[spoiler:to get Xanatos' girlfriend Fox a shot at early parole for her actions during the jailbreak at the start of the episode]].



* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Masks" first introduces [[BigBad Slade's]] trademark {{mooks}}, who dress decidedly like ninjas. At the end of the first fight with them, though, Robin rips the mask off one of them, revealing the robotic circuitry beneath. Later episodes also had "Slade" being revealed as one of his android doubles, with the real Slade speaking through them from an unknown location. Averted with other MechaMooks later in the series--the robot soldiers that served Brother Blood and the Brain were clearly shown to be machines from their first appearances.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' villain Roach Coach is revealed to be a sentient roach, in a MobileSuitHuman.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Professor T.O. Morrow is revealed to be a robot when Red Volcano kills him. The real Morrow is dying in hospital, having built a robot duplicate to carry on his work. It subverts ComicBookTime in the process, as Morrow had been active since World War II without seeming to age.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Masks" first introduces [[BigBad Slade's]] trademark {{mooks}}, who dress decidedly like ninjas. At ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Inverted in "AWESOME-O" where Cartman's robot disguise (consisting of a couple of cardboard boxes) manages to fool nearly everybody until he gives
the end of the first fight with them, though, Robin rips the mask off one of them, revealing the robotic circuitry beneath. Later episodes also had "Slade" being revealed as one of his android doubles, with the real Slade speaking through them from an unknown location. Averted with other MechaMooks later game away by farting.
** Also played straight
in the series--the robot soldiers that served Brother Blood and the Brain were clearly shown to be machines from their first appearances.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' villain Roach Coach is revealed to be a sentient roach, in a MobileSuitHuman.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Professor T.O. Morrow is revealed to be a robot when Red Volcano kills him. The real Morrow is dying in hospital, having built a robot duplicate to carry on his work. It subverts ComicBookTime in the process, as Morrow had been active since World War II without seeming to age.
"Trapper Keeper" episode.



* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', [[spoiler:Evil Rick, whose [[TheManBehindTheMan Man in Front of the Man]] was Evil Morty]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Zane's odd behavior is revealed in episode 8 to be because he's a "Nindroid" built by his creator to be an artificial son, and his creator turned off his memory of his past life right before he died. Him being a robot becomes the defining point of his character from then on.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** In the episode "A Fish Out of Water", Peter tries to catch Daggermouth and when he shoots the fish the metallic insides are revealed. Peter remarks it's amazing that is how we all look on the inside, before being informed that Daggermouth is a robot.
** [[spoiler:Music/MileyCyrus]] in "Hanna Banana".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', [[spoiler:Evil Rick, whose [[TheManBehindTheMan Man Above quote is the titular ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' first encounter with their most common MechaMooks in Front the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 first cartoon series]]. Despite Leonardo actually slicing one, Michelangelo's exclamation seems to imply they had been previously holding back.
** ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', the crossover between the first two TMNT cartoons, has a reveal when the 2003 Turtles learn the 1987 Foot Soldiers are robots.
-->'''2003 Leonardo''': Robots?\\
'''2003 Michelangelo''':''(enthusiastic)'' ''Exploding'' robots.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Masks" first introduces [[BigBad Slade's]] trademark {{mooks}}, who dress decidedly like ninjas. At the end
of the Man]] first fight with them, though, Robin rips the mask off one of them, revealing the robotic circuitry beneath. Later episodes also had "Slade" being revealed as one of his android doubles, with the real Slade speaking through them from an unknown location. Averted with other MechaMooks later in the series--the robot soldiers that served Brother Blood and the Brain were clearly shown to be machines from their first appearances.
* [[spoiler:Sari Sumdac]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', ends up with a chunk of her elbow missing, with Cybertronian circuitry poking out. [[spoiler:This one
was Evil Morty]].
just as much a surprise to her as everyone else, except her "father".]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Zane's odd behavior In the Franchise/WallaceAndGromit short ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'', when Preston is put into the sheep-shearing device, sparks fly, and the RobotDog emerges stripped to the metal.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Professor T.O. Morrow
is revealed in episode 8 to be because he's a "Nindroid" built by his creator to be an artificial son, and his creator turned off his memory of his past life right before he died. Him being a robot becomes the defining point of his character from then on.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** In the episode "A Fish Out of Water", Peter tries to catch Daggermouth and
when he shoots Red Volcano kills him. The real Morrow is dying in hospital, having built a robot duplicate to carry on his work. It subverts ComicBookTime in the fish the metallic insides are revealed. Peter remarks it's amazing that is how we all look on the inside, before being informed that Daggermouth is a robot.
** [[spoiler:Music/MileyCyrus]] in "Hanna Banana".
process, as Morrow had been active since World War II without seeming to age.
4th Apr '17 11:25:26 PM JackG
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** The episode "Ted" has Ted revealed as a robot after Buffy clobbers him.

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** The In the episode "Ted" has Ted revealed as a robot after "Ted", Buffy clobbers him.accidentally 'kills' his mother's boyfriend Ted only for him to come back from the dead without fangs. So Buffy hits him again, this time with an iron skillet, and we get a FacialHorror reveal.



--->'''Glory:''' "The Slayer's a robot? Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?"

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--->'''Glory:''' "The ''(confused)'' The Slayer's a robot? Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?"robot?
20th Mar '17 9:32:22 AM Potman
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* Every slain enemy in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' turns out to be a robot, regardless of how human they looked or behaved, if they were encountered in a cockfighting ring, or even if they appeared to be wild animals. Similarly, any limbs he chops off non-robotic characters will turn out to be cybernetic prostheses.

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* Every slain enemy in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' turns out to be a robot, regardless of how human they looked or behaved, if they were encountered in a cockfighting ring, or even if they appeared to be wild animals. Similarly, any limbs he chops off non-robotic characters will turn out to be cybernetic prostheses. In the [[DarkerAndEdgier fifth season]] this is [[UnroboticReveal dealt away with]].
11th Mar '17 3:04:57 AM eroock
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If the character is an enemy, [[NotEvenHuman this is the signal]] for TheHero to go all out in battle. After all, [[MechaMooks it's a robot]], who cares if it gets killed?

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If the character is an enemy, [[NotEvenHuman this is the signal]] for TheHero to go all out in battle. After all, [[MechaMooks it's a robot]], JustAMachine, who cares if it gets killed?
28th Feb '17 4:12:17 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* On ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', Zane's odd behavior is revealed in episode 8 to be because he's a "Nindroid" built by his creator to be an artificial son, and his creator turned off his memory of his past life right before he died. Him being a robot becomes the defining point of his character from then on.

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* On ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Zane's odd behavior is revealed in episode 8 to be because he's a "Nindroid" built by his creator to be an artificial son, and his creator turned off his memory of his past life right before he died. Him being a robot becomes the defining point of his character from then on.
25th Feb '17 4:55:26 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Kyoko reveals to Ava (albeit indirectly) that she is also an A.I., albeit less advanced than Ava.

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* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Kyoko reveals to Ava (albeit indirectly) Caleb that she is also an A.I., albeit less advanced than Ava. Caleb is so disturbed by this, he cuts open his arm with a razor to see if he too is an android.
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